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Tag Archives: Wrongful Death

Woman killed in chain reaction tractor-trailer crash — $2.5M settlement (access required)

Type of action: Wrongful death Injuries alleged: Death Name of judge or mediator: Judge Diane Strickland (Ret.) Date resolved: 7/14/2021 Special damages: Funeral expenses totaling $10,000 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $2,500,000 Attorneys for plaintiff (and city): Paul R. Thomson ...

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Man killed after crashing into box trailer — $2.1M settlement (access required)

Type of action: Wrongful death Name of judge or mediator: James Barkley Special damages: Loss of retirement/pension benefits valued at approximately $36,000 per year Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $2,100,000 Attorneys for plaintiff (and city): Bryan Slaughter and Kyle McNew, ...

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Elderly man died after colonoscopy — $300,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Wrongful death by medical negligence under the Federal Tort Claims Act Injuries alleged: Gastrointestinal hemorrhage leading to hypovolemic shock and death Court: U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, Roanoke Division Tried before: Mediation Name ...

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14-year-old killed at crosswalk while preparing for first day of high school — $4,007,478 verdict (access required)

Type of action: Wrongful death Injuries alleged: Wrongful death by motor vehicle v. pedestrian Court: Norfolk Circuit Court Tried before: Jury Name of judge or mediator: Judge Junius P. Fulton III Date resolved: 4/19/2021 Special damages: Funeral expenses totaling $7,478 ...

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Two killed in head-on collision; oncoming driver was fleeing police — $600,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Wrongful death and personal injury Injuries alleged: Multiple vertebral fractures, fractures to both lower extremities, fractured hip and fractured rib Date resolved: 5/28/2021 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $600,000 Attorney for plaintiff (and city): John C. Shea, ...

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Driver killed after being hit from behind by another vehicle — $5 million settlement (access required)

Type of action: Wrongful death, motor vehicle collision Name of judge or mediator: Judge Thomas Shadrick (Ret.) Date resolved: 2/11/2021 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $5,000,000 Attorneys for plaintiff (and city): John Newby, Wiley Latham, Jay Tronfeld and Elizabeth West, ...

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Woman killed by distracted driver while en route to concert — $800,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Wrongful death Injuries alleged: Soft Tissue (bruises, cuts, other external), facial/sensory/dental, head/neck, back/spine, chest/abdomen, bone fractures/dislocation, leg/knee/ankle/foot, pulmonary/respiratory, death) Court: Prince William County Circuit Court Case No.: CL20-5335 Special damages: $223,358.74 Amount: $800,000 Attorneys for plaintiff (and city): ...

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Elderly woman killed in dog attack — $1 million settlement (access required)

Type of action: Wrongful death Injuries alleged: vicious dog attack – disemboweled plaintiff’s elderly mother, which caused her death. Name of case: Linda M. Patterson, Administrator of the Estate of Margaret M. Colvin, deceased v. Forever-Homes Sanctuary Inc., d/b/a Forever ...

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Woman killed in head-on collision — $1.5 million settlement (access required)

Wrongful Death Type of action: Wrongful death Injuries alleged: Decedent died instantly as a result of a motor vehicle collision. Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $1,500,000 Attorney for plaintiff: W.F. Drewry (“Drew”) Gallalee, Richmond Description of case: 56-year-old decedent was ...

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